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Welcome BTT Youth Ambassador Julia Mason Bernstein! The Miami 7th grader is well on her way to legendary angling prowess, with 20 IGFA world records already under her belt! Julia’s favorite species to target are cobia, bonefish, and permit. Her mom was her first fishing instructor. As she got older, she began fishing with Captains […]

Phillips & Jordan, Inc. (P&J), a certified woman-owned, heavy civil and power infrastructure contractor, has announced its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation programs as a Silver Corporate Partner. “Partnering with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Silver Corporate Partner underscores our commitment to not just building infrastructure but also ensuring the sustainability and health […]

Welcome BTT Youth Ambassador Castan Conley! “As a fly fisherman, I search for fish that have speed, intelligence, and raw power,” the Miami 10th grader shared. “For these reasons, my top three species of fish to target are, bonefish, snook, and jack crevalle.” Castan’s dad taught him to fish at a young age living in […]

In June, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the 2024-25 budget set forth by our legislators to continue to prioritize our natural resources. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust supported robust funding and multiple bills during Florida’s 2024 legislative session to improve water quality and fish habitat along the state’s coasts and estuaries. The state’s budget provides significant funding for water quality, […]

Bajío, a leading independent sunglasses manufacturer, has announced its renewed support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Silver Corporate Partner. Based in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Bajío is a brand motivated by a profound connection to the water and a drive to inspire positive change. “From water quality to flats species issues, Bonefish & […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust scientists made significant progress during the 2023-24 bonefish spawning season in documenting a suspected pre-spawning aggregation (PSA) site near Key West, FL. BTT’s research in the Lower Florida Keys builds on its previous work in the Upper Keys, where BTT documented a bonefish PSA in 2023. The discovery was the first […]

Production studio Pandion Creative will soon announce the premiere of their feature film Meko. The film focuses on the impacts of climate change on the livelihoods of two of Grand Bahama’s original fly-fishing guide families. Pandion Creative has generously supported BTT as a Chrome Partner. This partnership is the natural result of the synergy between issues portrayed in […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will honor business leader and acclaimed author Robert E. “Bob” Rich, Jr. at the 13th Annual NYC Dinner & Awards Ceremony on October 15, 2024. Rich, Senior Chairman of Rich Products Corporation, will receive the Lefty Kreh Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation, which is BTT’s highest honor, in recognition of […]

Cash is a Tennessee river angler in the 8th grade who cares passionately about the conservation of fresh and saltwater environments, especially plastic pollution. He describes a family vacation where he was excited to see sea turtles and rays, but at the same time, he became aware of how much plastic pollution was in their […]

Angler’s Coffee and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust have brewed up something special for conservation-minded anglers! Just in time for tarpon season, Angler’s Coffee is releasing a delicious medium-dark roast blend with a percentage of the proceeds supporting BTT’s science-based conservation efforts. Each bag of premium coffee beans comes with a limited edition Miir Flip Traveler […]

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